One Winter Week on the Iron Range

Editor's Note: Read what happens with someone from Florida experiences winter on the Iron Range for the first time, and what he has to say about his experience. by Ceasar Ortega, Marketing Coordinator, Iron Range Tourism It is difficult for people to imagine just what the Iron Range really is, and if you asked my [...]


Make the most of winter with snow, ice and everything nice

For special winter experiences on the Iron Range, we've paired area outdoor skating rinks and sledding hills with great places to grab a treat or a meal. What's winter without a good sledding hill? (or sliding hill, as we sometimes say in the North) During the holiday break, or anytime, really, be sure to make [...]


Find a cross country ski trail the whole family will love

Find a cross country ski trail the whole family can enjoy this winter on the Iron Range. This family is ready to hit the trails in Hibbing, MN My family fell in love with the sport of cross-country skiing three seasons ago, and our love forthe trails has grown tremendously every year. My family of [...]


Four scintillating snowshoeing destinations for this spectacular season

On the Mesabi Iron Range, we love our snowy season, and a great way to enjoy is it snowshoeing with friends and family. Our easy-to-find trails and convenient snowshoe rentals make having fun with this sport easy. And did we mention the guided snowshoe hikes at venues across the Mesabi Iron Range? With all this [...]


We’re hiring, too!

Position:                      Marketing Coordinator/Administrative Assistant Reports to:                  Executive Director Status:                         Hourly - 30 hours per week – in office/home office combined. Some weekend hours will be required. Summary:                   This person is responsible for administrative duties, select social media channels, blogs, Google My Business coordination, assistance with sports marketing and group tours, updating events on website, Certified [...]


Take a Hike! (Just know where to go)

Let hunters have the woods for now and check out these great alternative hikes As the weather gets cooler the temptation to stay inside grows, but if you take a hike in late fall or winter it can be super-rewarding: views you didn't know existed open up when the leaves and brush go down. The [...]


Don’t miss the fun of this spectacular season!

How do you make the most of this short and glorious season on the Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range? Here are some tips! #1 Take a hike! The Mesabi Iron Range has a surprising number of trail systems to explore, all close enough to civilization that you'll feel safe, but far enough removed that it's still [...]


Visitor Tips for the Very Best Trip

Start Planning Now We may be rural, but don't roll into town on a Friday expecting to find a hotel room or campground slot, because you might be out of luck! Make your reservations now, or use some of those vacation days to book a midweek stay. The Lodge at Giants Ridge is filling up [...]


What’s up for summer on the Mesabi?

Who's ready for summer? To plan your trip, you'll want to know what's happening where and when on Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range. Here's a helpful planner: The completion of 25 miles of mountain bike and hiking trails at Redhead Mountain Bike Park in Chisholm is summer’s most exciting new development. A grand opening June 25-27 [...]


Top 10 for ’21

What are we looking forward to this year? A lot! Here are a few developments on the Mesabi Iron Range that have us excited to get out and about! #10 "We are Water" Exhibit We Are Water, a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota Humanities Center, was postponed from its planned premiere at Minnesota Discovery Center [...]